Imminence Records has announced their signing of emerging North Carolina alternative hip hop artist Kinnecom. Kinnecom is the solo side project of Motiv (formerly named Motivational) guitarist Andrew Kinnecom. The project, which was formally announced last year, will bring deep instrumentals and emotional soundscapes to modern music while challenging modern day mainstream artists with powerful songwriting. Kinnecom had this to say on the signing, “This album is one of my biggest accomplishments as an artist, and it’s quickly grown into a dream come true. With that said, I know that in order to go through with this release, I’m going to need it to be in the right hands and I will need it to be alongside dedicated workers that I can trust. Imminence Records is the perfect label. The owner of Imminence and I have grown alongside each other in the industry, and I’m excited to not only see where we will take this album, but also where it will take us.”
Along with the signing announcement, it is also announced that Kinnecom’s debut full length, entitled Virtual Gravity, will be released November 11th. The eight track release will feature six unreleased tracks and remastered versions of the two singles that were previously released. Kinnecom commented on the material by saying, “I am confident that the new music I am releasing will inspire a new generation of songwriting combining countless styles of music. We are living in the age of information and technology, an age where what we create and what we listen to isn’t limited or defined by what is sitting in front of us. Music is blending together more and more day by day and we now have the power to choose not to give it limitations.” The eight tracks blends alternative hip hop, soul, RnB, and pop, among other influences, together to create a masterful soundscape that will please any music fan.
VIRTUAL GRAVITY (November 11th)
1. Under Virtual Gravity
2. Down And Stare
3. Breathe You In, Sink Into You
5. Strike The Match
6. Echo Emotion
8. The Motive, The Closure
Emerging out of Raleigh, NC, alternative hip hop artist Kinnecom grew up performing and writing his own music at a very young age. He has written/recorded multiple albums, toured nationally, and worked with artists and producers nationwide. In 2011, Kinnecom recorded his solo instrumental album gaining him recognition from artists around the country. This recognition brought him to move across the country to record an album with Drew Fulk and sign his first recording contract with Indianola Records during his stint with post-hardcore outfit, Wealth In Water. After Wealth In Water disbanded in 2013, Kinnecom and fellow members formed Motiv (formerly named Motivational) before heading out on two national tours and recorded their debut album in mid-2014.
During that same timeframe, Kinnecom began work on his debut full length album entitled Virtual Gravity. The hard hitting album is blended with textural ambience, soothing vocals, and poetic rapping that brings his dynamic music to stand out in the music industry. Virtual Gravity plays as an outlet to tell Kinnecom’s story and his perspective on current social issues, uphill struggles throughout his career, and motivating messages directed to his listeners. By blending powerful songwriting and emotional soundscapes, Kinnecom defines cinematic hip hop. His debut album releases November 18th on Imminence Records.
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